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Re: MGA Key Blanks

To: Bob Howard <>,
Subject: Re: MGA Key Blanks
From: Barrie Robinson <>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 14:16:06 -0400

Find an old locksmith who are best found in old villages or 
back-streets.  I was once quoted $25 each for key blanks for a 1967 
Maserati Mistral because they were so scarce they said.  I found 
dozens of them in an 'well established' locksmith at 50 cents each 
....and more could be ordered he said!!!!!

At 09:12 AM 10/23/2006, Bob Howard wrote:
>   Pete Groh has made keys for my TD using original blanks and the # on my
>original key.  I can't locate his contact info at this moment, but you
>can find him with internet search.  He's a pleasant person to do business
>   Rite Lock & Safe, Skokie, Il,  847-676-0046, advertises "keys made for
>old cars"  in the MGB Driver.  I don't know them; haven't ordered from
>   At many hardware stores you may find a Curtis blank that will fit, but
>the problem one faces with hardware store keys is that they are copies of
>your old key, copies that copy the worn shape of your key.  If the key
>maker can make a new key from factory punch codes it will be better than
>the one you have; in effect, it's a new master key for your car. He will
>need from you the letters & numbers on the key or lock cylinder.
>On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 08:48:05 -0500 Robert Guinness <>
> > I have a 1961 MGA 1600 (actually made in Jan.'60 by the body #).  I
> > need  to duplicate my key.   Is there a readily available substitute
> > blank  that can be used by an ordinary hardware store key maker, or do
> > have  to buy a reproduction of the original MG key blank?
> > Thank you.
> > --
> > Robert Guinness


Barrie Robinson
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